Emerald Dragon Karate

Welcome to Emerald Dragon Karate Serving the Slatington, PA area.

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Karate For Kids


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Martial Arts For Teens & Adults


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Kickboxing Classes


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Emerald Dragon Karate

8156 Rt. 873
Slatington, PA 18080

(610) 767-6137

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Amazing people, amazing place, amazing instructors! I love going to class and pushing myself with the help of everyone. Would highly recommend to everyone

A. Roosevelt February 4, 2019

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Welcome to Emerald Dragon karate, where we are changing lives one kick at a time!

You will experience the satisfaction that comes not from winning over others, but from winning over yourself as you become stronger, healthier, and happier than you have ever been in your life.

Amazing Kids Classes!

Parents all over the Slatington area (and Walnutport, Palmerton, Schnecksville, Lehighton areas too!) are singing the praises of our kids Karate lessons ! Not only are their children learning to defend themselves, but they are quickly becoming more confident, more focused, and learning to set inspiring goals!

If you’d like to see your son or daughter build rock solid self-confidence and laser sharp focus, complete the form on the side of the page for more information about available programs, to see our web specials, and take advantage of our special trial offer for kids martial arts lessons!

Great Adult Martial Arts Program

If you’re looking for martial arts lessons for adults or even for the whole family in the Slatington area, Walnutport, Palmerton, Schnecksville, Lehighton areas, you’ve come to the right place!

In our totally unique, innovative Karate program, you’ll not only learn how to defend yourself and your family in virtually any situation, but you’ll also quickly (and safely) build muscle, melt fat, increase flexibility, and gain a greater sense of peace and quiet self-confidence.

Imagine walking into the board room or into the boss’s office to ask for that long overdue raise with a new sense of confidence and certainty. You’ll accomplish all of this and more in our Emerald Dragon Karate innovative martial arts lessons for adults!

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Martial Arts can make a positive change in your life!


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Karate For Kids

Karate for Kids classes at Emerald Dragon Karate are a great way to instill integrity, courtesy and respect with children in the Slatington, PA community. Emerald Dragon Karate programs teach children of all ages the valuable life lessons of respect, self-discipline, self-control, and the ability to safely defend themselves when needed. The life skills and attributes create an enduring, impactful “Personal Victory” in Martial Arts for kids. The life skills taught by our professional instructors are instrumental in shaping confident, capable, and successful people in today’s society. Interaction with the community, starting at an early age, can be an enriching and pivotal experience for any person.

Emerald Dragon Karate serves the community with some of the best Karate classes in Slatington, PA. Karate for Kids has an age appropriate curriculum featuring classes specifically aimed at the physical development and mental capabilities of children and adolescents in the family. By measuring the results of the individual student, and by establishing specific goals in the context of the curriculum at Emerald Dragon Karate, our Karate For Kids program carries over to many other activities, studies, and pursuits in life, particularly for young students. Teaching the skill of dedication to completing an activity, setting and reaching goals, is an important part of the program designed by our instructors.

Together with others their own age, every Karate Kid can grow with the self-confidence that only a high quality Martial Arts program can deliver consistently. The course of self-improvement and leadership offered at Emerald Dragon Karate can ultimately be a key turning point for kids in the family. It’s not hard to see the impact our Karate lessons have on young people – more confidence from within – derived from earning and winning a “Personal Victory” in the Martial Arts.

Martial Arts For Teens & Adults

The classes for teens and adults offered at Emerald Dragon Karate are led by an experienced, professional team of inspiring instructors, featuring quality curriculums tested and approved by expert Martial Arts instructor Grandmaster Brian Kates in a clean, convenient, comfortable, secure, and modern facility. All material is designed to train individuals through incremental development into skillful Martial Artists. Coursework is influenced by a number of popular competitive disciplines. The training system utilized at Emerald Dragon Karate is crafted so that any student with the willingness to try, to learn, and to persevere can become proficient Martial Arts practitioner.

In our Martial Arts for Teens and Adults classes, students learn through repetition alone and with partners in diverse, practical applications of techniques realistic scenarios. Other benefits of training in our system include development of skills that help in managing conflicts, reducing stress by releasing tension, and resisting temptations that commonly occur in modern daily life. Classes are designed offer so much more than just kicking and punching at Emerald Dragon Karate. Our Martial Arts for Teens and Adults classes give you the profoundly important ability to gain self-confidence while improving your personal safety and physical, mental, emotional, and social capacities.

Our loyal, motivated Martial Arts students are provided all the tools necessary to enhance the body’s basic functions such as increased flexibility, core strength, and endurance. Self-defense is taught in a safe, enjoyable environment that emphasizes the values and practical application of Martial Arts prowess that could one day save a life. Successful students dedicate themselves to pursuing mastery of the Martial Arts techniques, life skills, and leadership traits. Here at Emerald Dragon Karate, we strive to help our students achieve “personal victory” in Martial Arts and in life. It is not hard to understand why so many people train under the direction of award-winning Martial Art instructor Grandmaster Brian Kates at the training facility in Slatington, PA.

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Kickboxing Classes

Developing a regular workout regimen is an important part of leading a healthy life. The Emerald Dragon Karate Kickboxing program is a great way to liven up your fitness program with a full body workout that is sure to leave you feeling fresh, renewed, and stronger than ever. Our unique program combines strength and cardio exercises that have roots based in Martial Arts. Working within a group setting always excites the desire to train consistently and also gives you more energy and motivation. See the inches fall away as you and your peers train on punching bags and with resistance bands, guided by Grandmaster Brian Kates and the trained instructors at Emerald Dragon Karate.

The idea behind our Emerald Dragon Karate Kickboxing program is straight-forward: we want help you get fit and stay fit. What sets this exercise program apart from others is its dynamic combination of innovative workouts and personal challenges, coupled with versatility and convenience. Each class combines strength training with cardio and body conditioning components so you achieve a total body workout every time.

Our Martial Arts facility in the Slatington, PA area provides students with a workout experience guaranteed to provide the results you are seeking. Training with Grandmaster Brian Kates and the fit, skillful, experienced instructors atvEmerald Dragon Karate is sure to provide you with motivation simply not found at a regular gym program. Call or use the contact form today for an invitation to visit our facility, speak with instructors and students, and get an incredibly valuable introductory offer!